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Cubs fans will praise even nonexistent prospects

The Chicago Cubs are in the midst of a rebuilding period, and as a result, they’ve loaded up their farm system with lots of young and exciting talent. Some Cubs fans are excited about the future…in fact, a little *too* excited, given they’re willing to praise prospects that don’t exists. Matt Lindner of Redeye Chicago […]

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Viewing Picks for July 23, 2014

All Times Eastern College Baseball Cape Cod League Brewster Whitecaps at Falmouth Commodores — Fox College Sports Atlantic, 6:30 p.m. College Football 2014 College Football Media Days — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. Top 25 College Football Games of 2013: No. 21: Navy vs. San Jose State — EPSNU, 7 […]

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NFL teams set to see profits skyrocket as new TV deals take effect

With new television deals officially beginning to kick in from all four major networks that broadcast the NFL, as well as DirecTV, we’re beginning to get a feel for how valuable said contracts are at a franchise level. Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal reported on Monday that each NFL club will gain an extra $27 […]

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College football players want NCAA 15 back, too

The news that EA Sports would not release an NCAA football video game for 2014 was not surprising – considering the ongoing Ed O’Bannon trial concerning image and likeness – but it was disappointing. And it wasn’t just college football fans that were despondent, college football players were as well. CBS Sports’s Jon Solomon reported […]

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It’s been a terrible year for major championship golf ratings

I’ve always been a golf guy, whether it be playing or watching.  That’s why it’s difficult to embrace the reality that the sport is at a difficult crossroads right now.  In the wake of Tiger Woods’ loss of form and constant battle with injuries, golf has suffered in the ratings department. Much of that is […]

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NBCSN doubles down on late games, rivalries for 2014-15 NHL season

For the first time in a long time, the NHL’s national television partner is showcasing that the state of California is as relevant a place for hockey as say, Pennsylvania or New York. While NBC might suggest the headline to their 103 scheduled games is a Winter Classic in Washington, a high 14 games on […]

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Cliff Lee ended his post-game interview with a monstrous fart

Following the Phillies’ 7-4 loss to the Giants on Monday night, Cliff Lee spoke with the media. After all, it was Lee’s first start in two months, and he’s a popular trade target leading up to the trade deadline at the end of the month. Once Lee concluded his chat with the media, he bid […]

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The Simpsons could be Fox Sports Go’s ticket to greater distribution

You may have seen a stirring on Twitter yesterday from the biannual Television Critics Association press tour. A stirring that showed, yet again, that the internet’s love of The Simpsons is deep, endearing and unending. Mmmmmmmm… unending deer [slobbers]. Fox’s cable network FXX made the announcement that the network will officially debut its extensive package of Simpsons reruns […]

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Jason Whitlock’s comments about Canada are insulting to everyone

Full disclosure: I’m Canadian. Okay, let’s get to it. Jason Whitlock has written a lot of questionable things in his career, but on Monday night, he said something that should offend an entire nation. The ESPN columnist joined Keith Olbermann on the latter’s eponymous show to talk about what the Cleveland Cavaliers should do with Canadian […]

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Viewing Picks for July 22, 2014

All Times Eastern College Football Big 12 Live From Media Day — Fox Sports 2, 10 a.m. 2014 College Football Media Days — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. Top 25 College Football Games of 2013: No. 23: Alabama vs. Texas — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Top 25 College Football Games of […]

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Chip Caray makes an unfortunate verbal slip-up

Although that headline could come from 2009, it appears once again thanks to something that happened in the booth Monday night. Evan Gattis returned to the Atlanta Braves’ lineup on Monday night after missing 17 games with a bulging disc in his back. Well, Chip Caray would have you believe differently. Bulging dick, bulging disc…what’s […]

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Video: Charles Barkley finally fixed his golf swing!

Charles Barkley’s golf swing is the kind of legend that will only grow in time.  It will be to future generations what the Loch Ness Monster was to past ones.  Of course, our grandchildren and their grandchildren will have the video evidence to prove that the horrifying myth is in fact a reality. At this […]

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Your MLB Announcing Schedule for 7/21 – 7/27

Monday, July 21 Texas Rangers at New York Yankees (ESPN 8 pm) Dave O’Brien, Aaron Boone Tuesday, July 22 San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies  (MLBN 7 PM) Local Broadcast [alt: Marlins at Braves] Wednesday, July 23 Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins  (MLBN 1 PM) Local Broadcast [alt: Reds at Brewers 2pm] Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox  (WGNA 2 […]

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Red Sox reporter is a huge fan of The Office

Television and movie funnyman Steve Carell showed up at a Red Sox game and was interviewed by NESN sideline reporter Gary Striewski.  Sideline reporter-celebrity interviews are usually always awkward and this one is no exception.  My favorite part of this interview though, and what slightly sets it apart, is just how starstruck Striewski seems.  In particular, […]

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